On the first day of SMAD 101 (Media Arts & Design), our professor opened class with this one piece of advice, “Own your career, not your job”. It wasn’t until now, nearly three years later, that I’ve fully comprehended the meaning of those words, and realized how important this philosophy is, especially for someone in … More Own Your Career, Not Your Job
I don’t know if it’s this realization that I’m leaving soon, the fact that the weather has suddenly given the city a facelift or just that I’ve finally gotten over the homesickness phase of living abroad, but I’ve really fallen in love with this city! Today after a nice coffee with one of my program … More I Love Santiago
I have been putting off leaving Santiago for a number of reasons (money is tight, I don’t have anyone to travel with, I have to work, etc.) But today it just dawned on me that I only have a few weeks left in Chile. If I’m serious about going somewhere else in Chile, it’s now … More Púcon, here I come!
I love reading blogs by fellow expats and I recently came across a particularly entertaining one called bearshapedsphere.com. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in travel blogs (ie. my blog). I could really relate to many of her experiences. One thing that I discovered on her blog, that was just too good not to share, … More How English Sounds to Spanish Speakers
Now that I’ve been an Intern at Patagonia Sur for over a month (hard to believe), the directors of the various programs affiliated with the company (aka my bosses) are finally starting to trust me enough to give me some juicy projects to work on! While this is great news for my career as a … More “Chile” Cheese Fries
One thing that I’ve really been neglecting since coming to Chile is my work-out routine. When I was in college I was in the habit of working out at least 3 times a week. I took every class at the UREC (The University Rec. Center) from Aerobic Kickboxing to Zumba (See what I did there? … More Aeróbicos al Aire Libre
Today I decided to explore a nearby artisan village called Pueblito Los Dominicos, or Centro Artesanal Los Dominicos. I came ready with a check-list of souvenirs that I’m on a mission to obtain before coming home, but more on that later. Los Dominicos is the last stop on the red line of the metro, so … More Pueblito Los Dominicos (and 5 souvenirs my loved ones should be expecting)